Age (years) : 5 - 7
Somu the bear is unusual. He can dance! But Somu wants to be free and unchained. Can his friend Altaf understand this? This poignant story is about the friendship between a young boy and an animal, and the boy’s unique understanding of what the animal truly wants. Manasi Subramaniam’s eye-opening tale highlights the issue of dancing bears in India, while Gwangjo and Jung-a Park’s stunning watercolour illustrations give a sweeping feel to the story.